Kojima Station 33 looks back on Taipei Game Show, Wonder Festival and the action figures shown there

During Episode 33 of Kojima Station, Kobayashi, Kojima and Imaizumi talked about action figures and about the two most recent events, the Taipei Game Show and Wonder Festival Winter 2015.

They played a video summarizing the trip to Taiwan for the Taipei Game Show. The main takeaway from this event was Chinese localization for The Phantom Pain, but through interviews some additional details were given out as well.

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Hideo Kojima at SCE Taiwan

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MGSV at Taipei Game Show

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Ken Imaizumi and the sheep ladies

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Kojima answering questions at Taipei Game Show

On another video, shot at the Wonder Festival 2015 (Winter), Imaizumi and Shinkawa conducted interviews with several manufacturers who presented new Metal Gear collectibles.

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To see the full array of Metal Gear merchandise that was on display at the event, go here.

Some figures (both released and unreleased) were also shown during the episode. You can see Raiden by Gecco, Skullface by Play Arts, Nenderoid Solid Snake by Good Smile, Revolmini Venom Snake by Kaiyodo and the Ground Zeroes set by Kotobukiya. The Skullface figure has a coat made of soft material.

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The rest of the episode was dedicated to the Movie Corner, showing off the NVida videocard + Ground Zeroes bundle and the Musterbrand MGS Collection.

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To check out the entire episode follow the link in the source section below. Episode 34 of Kojima Station will air on March 5th.

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Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Kojima Station 33

  • Big_Boss88

    Skull Face figure looks great :D!

    That being said… the lack of release date announcement or not able to play TPP is making us feel huge phantom pain ;(… Kojima-san we’re not gonna take it >:C !!!

    From 1984

    • Liquid25

      Seriously, if we won’t get a release date until GDC, i give up. I won’t wait any longer. I’m getting tired…

      • Mini gear

        im exhausted too, if not gdc then we need to capture kojima and interrogate him, I really wish this guy wasn’t a perfectionist as much, id take the game the way it is “no the worlds better off without kojimas…”

        • Liquid25

          Making games was the only thing he was good at, but at least he always made them for what he believed in. 😛

          • Kol Leqejza

            i think he has some talents besides designing a game.

      • Big_Boss88

        Hang in there ;)…

    • Steven Piskovich

      Wow this is a GTA Vice City song… I remember this song so good

      • Big_Boss88

        Haha really :D? I didn’t remember that at all xD, cool! I loved GTA Vice City when I played it years ago…really should try replay it again :).

  • Andrea Feletti

    Release date: october/november 2015 guys…remember that ;D

    • Andrea Feletti

      Of course it has a logical meaning: on sep 2012 I started nursery school and saw mgs:GZfor the first time….october/november will finish school and become a general nurse…dont know how but I feel the game will be released in that period…kojima is watchin me XD

      • Big_Boss88

        XD congratulations, yes that is quite logical maybe it happen 😉 !

        • Andrea Feletti

          thanks 😉

    • Big_Boss88

      Might be possible, as they got 2015 release. Just hoping it come much sooner :D, because those months feel soooo far away ;(. Well at least some amazing PS4 exclusive games are starting to come available which hopefully make time go fast.

      Anyways, I believe it when I see officially confirmed by Mr. Kojima kaminandesu.

    • Mini gear

      I realllly hope not

  • FOX

    Raiden out,Skullface in

  • Ian Reay

    just wish that Konami would please just give us the release date or at least a window update SOMETHING !so we can all stop the killer waiting game,, all this new info but nothing on TPP its p*****g me off so much now

  • solidsnack

    that shot of the conference with big boss on the screen – just screenshots or an old trailer?

    • They showed a montage with some flashes of footage. You can see it in the video (source section) at around 9:48. It looks like it’s from the mission when you have to collect intel about Kaz’ whereabouts.

      • solidsnack

        thanks bud i’m gonna look it up now! hope we get some real news soon from konami i’m feeling a phantom thirst…

        • Here is the cutscene it seems to be from: http://youtu.be/Oxt23RgSHpY?t=13m49s

          • RevolverRoden

            Staph.
            Every time I watch MGSV footage my hype goes through the roof. I’M TRYING TO FORGET ABOUT THIS GAME.

  • Plissken

    I like Skull Face’s domino mask. “If I wear this mask, nobody will recognize my scarred and deformed face! I’m not Skull Face, I just wear the same clothes and happen to be XOF as well…”

    • Mr.Pony

      Skull Face is Zorro that’s why he wears that mask xD

      • Will

        Or The Lone Ranger…

    • Cobra

      Hey, the man just loves old Westerns, can you really blame him?

  • I loved the little figurine of Big Boss, the one with many joints to put any posse.

  • Sn4ke_911

    Take it with a grain of salt but IGN italy says the game is finished but Konami wants more time to promote the game. A June release was planned, but Konami wants to delay the game until September to promote it better.

    The article reports Kojima Production and Konami Osaka want to release it
    on June, while Konami Western wants to release it on September to promote
    it better.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=991046

    Again, take it with a grain of salt as no other site seems to report on this.

    I personally think it’s bullshit.

    • The problem here is not being able to check their source, so it could be true or false, we don’t know… Not sure if we should report this, for that reason. Maybe a Konami rep will comment on it (Torashiro or Imaizumi for example).

      • Sn4ke_911

        Yeah we asked Tora on GAF, hopefully he comments on it so we can shut this rumor down.

    • Invader_skoodge

      The most anticipated game of the year needs time to promote? I mean it was mention in an episode of South Park when it was announced. Won a bunch of E3 awards last year and the release date is the subject of game websites and blogs almost every day. There’s been a few gameplay demos and A ton I mean A TON of merchandise. My heart is going to give before this game comes out. I don’t think I can manage all this drama.

    • RevolverRoden

      Heh looks like IGN Italy took down the page.
      http://it.ign.com/metal-gear-solid-v-the-phantom-pain-playstation-3/93281/news/metal-gear-solid-v-a-giugno-o-a-settembre

      Looks like the bullshit has been sniffed out ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • Guest

        Åesop is that you? I know only you who makes those faces ( ° ͜ʖ͡°)

        Anyway, yeah fake confirmed and thread will be locked soon.

        • RevolverRoden

          wat

    • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

      It depends…If uncharted is coming out holiday season, there’s no way it releases that late. But mgs3 was released in novemeber. I think it has to release in the summer where there are no aaa games and really nothing to play so it’ll have to maximize sales.

    • Shalashaska

      Haha they took it down.. you know what if funny is that a million dollar/one of the most well known gaming site/company/media can just blurt out anything they want before even thinking twice about the facts just for the sake of crowds flocking to them. I stopped listening to IGN long ago, I say nothing seems real there. It all feels like money hungry crap rather than true actual gaming news.

  • Vegas

    MGI really covers every single news about Metal Gear xD soon enough we will be seeing things like “Hideo Kojima farted during an exposition in Los Angels. Could this be a sign of a digestive system for Snake in the gameplay? We have already seen that horses might randomly poop in the battlefield, but will Big Boss have this feature too? Click on this link to see the full cover!”

    (Not complaining of course, i want to know every detail of this game :D)

    • Yeah, covering all the Metal Gear news, meaning you only have to come here. 😛 And not everyone wants to sit trough a 1,5 – 2 hour Kojima Station episode. 😉

      • Vegas

        You’re godamn right. Smart Nyxus, monopolyzing the news. Next step: conquer the world! (not sure if this is right, not native speaker).

      • Vegas

        But seriously thanks for the work you guys (i assume there is more people than you) are doing. Before I knew this site it was kinda hard to keep up. I had to scroll a lot to get a look on everything that i didn’t know x)

        • You’re welcome, good to hear you like it here!

        • glitchbomb

          It is true. I have been coming here pretty much at least once a day for as long as i have because this site is one of the best MG sites and has the best community. Definitely my favorite.

    • Steven Piskovich

      Did Kojima blink at the last Kojima Station? Eye replacement for BB in TPP confirmed.

  • Javier Sosa

    Maybe we could use reverse psychology. We dont want to play tpp, all the other games of the industry are great and better.

    • ElAlca

      I can’t do that, man. My hype is so big that I can’t keep playing the same game over 30 minutes. xD

    • No Place For Hayter

      Agreed why do we have to wait for crap like MGS when it is not even worth waiting for, I mean we wait far far less for far superior…….. Lol, sorry it just doesn’t feel right to say any of that even as a joke lol, it is like killing Big Boss in the MG games once it is done its done and it makes you feel bad. But I like your idea so instead of reverse or forward I wont say anything about the release of or wait for the game 🙂

      • Guest

        Yeah! The Phantom Pain!? Pfftttt. More like The Phantom Lame, AMIRITE!?!? :B

      • glitchbomb

        Yeah! The Phantom Pain?! Pffffft! More like The Phantom Lame, AMIRITE?!?!
        :B

  • Cobra

    Kinda O/T, but am I the only person who feels as if Lance Henriksen would’ve made a perfect English VA for Skullface?

    • No Place For Hayter

      Sounds perfect, but he is a little old to voice skull face.

      • Cobra

        Well I mean, nothing against James Horan, who I know has some pretty serious acting chops, but I honestly thought he came across as a little too hammy as Skully (Which I guess you could attribute to Horan having a background in Broadway and musical theatre, much the same as Cam Clarke), considering what a completely messed up character he’s meant to be. Whereas Henriksen’s always struck me as pretty much perfect for that whole “seems classy and educated, but push him and you’ll see he’s a complete lunatic” type of role.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Agreed, I did not like Horans voice acting as skull face it was waaaayyyy to 80s cheesy “I’m a bad guy” voice. I think part of the problem is the voice directing because there are one or two lines that Horan says that makes me think “Wow that was perfect” but 98% of his lines or badly delivered, and hearing those few lines makes me think that he could have voiced the whole character like that but the voice directing didn’t want that kind of performance from him but instead were totally ok with hammy 80s cheese.

          And Henriksen would make a perfect skull face agreed.

          • Cobra

            I’d say you’re quite right; while the whole over-the-top ’80s grandiose style certainly has its place (i.e. Cam Clarke’s Liquid, who I feel totally stole the show in MGS1), particularly in a series that’s largely just a love-letter to ’80s and early ’90s action films, that approach doesn’t really work very well for a character like Skullface. For a character that’s meant to be extremely dark and borderline psychotic, Horan’s portrayal just makes him come across as some really awful ’80s Direct-to-Video Bond clone villain.

            You raise a good point with direction actually, though I’d personally expand on this and say Zimmerman’s directing for the English dub has become something of a problem for the series as a whole, at least in my opinion. Robin Atkin-Downes, for example, was great in PW (Which was probably the series’ lowest point in terms of English voice-acting tbh) and pretty much all of GZ, but then comes out with that uncharacteristically terrible fiddle line. Same with Kiefer, he’s very good in parts, but completely falls apart in others and just mumbles and borderline slurs his way through them. Really makes you wonder how certain takes get green-lighted, maybe it’s just down to time restraints?

          • Kol Leqejza

            honestly, i think it’s too early to judge from GZ. for example: in the intro he sounds like shit – on the audio tapes his voice is pretty much on spot. wait for more lines in TPP. there you will hear his range.

        • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

          He sounded like a typical anime western bad guy from America, horan IMO. He doesn’t sound sinister enough

    • Big_Boss88

      Lance got awesome v

    • Kol Leqejza

      great idea. hopefully he get the chance to voice a villuain in the next game.

  • thetrooper1989
    • Yofiel Malachi Yacov

      whoever photoshops these is a genius lol.

      • Kol Leqejza

        “photoshop”… yeah… sure.

  • Mini gear
  • Invader_skoodge

    Hey @Nyxus can you do a new poll to keep us busy at MGI. Something like what place you want to re-visit if it was made with the FOX Engine. Zanzibar Land, Outer Heaven, Shadow Moses, Tanker/Big Shell or something like that. If that’s not a poll already.

  • Silverius

    Where can I get those graphics cards or backplate!?

  • Last rumors. (Although the article has been taken down)
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=991046

    In case it’s true, no way we would wait till september, the hype and expectatives for the game are in the highest place possible, this game doesn’t need more promotion, WTF…

  • Ian Reay

    Snake I know the feeling…WE ALL DO!

  • Shalashaska

    This wait Long enough, man. Long enough. It’s really beginning to piss me off like really bad and its just killing the hype. I know this game is going to be good but honestly, this wait is just too mucch.. imean atleast give us a proper date.. we cant even expect a date anymore .. just a window.. Seriously? :/

    • Mr.Pony

      No need for further promotion Kojima, major hype since everybody got to play GZ

      • Shalashaska

        yup.

    • Mini gear

      still the best game ever though, but Yeah kojimas kind of a jerk now with how much he avoids it

      • Shalashaska

        too long… gonna die..of..wait..

  • PrinceHeir

    Love the figures!

  • Steven Piskovich

    Gray Fox should appear in TPP and ask BB “Do you remember Snake? The feel of waiting for this game?”

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